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by Alan Watts
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An inspiring and profound speech from the late Alan Watts. Speech extract from "Zen Bones and Tales" by Alan Watts
Topics: alan watts, spiritual, philosophy, psychology, religion, lecture
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by Bertrand Russell
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LibriVox recording of The Problems of Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell. The Problems of Philosophy is one of Bertrand Russell’s attempts to create a brief and accessible guide to the problems of philosophy. Focusing on problems he believes will provoke positive and constructive discussion, Russell concentrates on knowledge rather than metaphysics. Russell guides the reader through his famous distinction between “knowledge by acquaintance and knowledge by description” and introduces...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, philosophy
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Mary Shelley
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LibriVox recording of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley's 1818 novel presents the Faustian story of a man who aspires to create life out of death, with disastrous results. The novel is constructed as a series of first-person narratives, delivered by Captain Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, and his Creature, which makes it perfect for a dramatic reading. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Robert Walton: Chuck Williamson Victor Frankenstein: Bob Neufeld Lieutenant: KerrieRae Clarke...
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Topics: librivox, audio, frankenstein, novel, faust, shelley, gothic, horror
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by John Milton
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Paradise Lost is the first epic of English literature written in the classical style. John Milton saw himself as the intellectual heir of Homer, Virgil, and Dante, and sought to create a work of art which fully represented the most basic tenets of the Protestant faith. His work, which was dictated from memory and transcribed by his daughter, remains as one of the most powerful English poems. (Summary by Caeristhiona) This is a recording of the text of Milton's first edition of 1667, which had...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, poetry, religion
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Sigmund Freud
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Librivox recording of Dream Psychology , by Sigmund Freud. Translated by M.D. Eder. Not a few serious-minded students, […], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud’s dream psychology. The book in which he originally offered to the world his interpretation of dreams was as circumstantial as a legal record to be pondered over by scientists at their leisure, not to be assimilated in a few hours by the average alert reader. In those days, Freud could not leave out any detail...
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by Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels
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Librivox recording of The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Read by Jon Ingram For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org/ . Download M4B (46MB) CD booklet Album Art CD booklet Album Art
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, literature
Source: gutenberg e-text #61
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Three Hundred Tang Poems, Volume 1, in the public domain. The LibriVox catalog page for this work lists the authors, the titles in English and the LibriVox readers. There are also links to the texts in Chinese and English. The Tang Dynasty (618 to 907) was a golden age of Chinese culture: religion and philosophy, painting and calligraphy, sculpture, architecture and music all reached peaks of perfection. Poetry was the epitome of the arts: a scholastic requirement, a route...
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Topics: chinese, tang, poem, poetry, li bai, du fu, wang wei, wang changling, wei yingwu, meng haoran, cen...
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
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by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett)
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Librivox public domain recording of Crime and Punishment , by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (transl. Constance Garnett). Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished St. Petersburg student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a hated, unscrupulous pawnbroker for her money, thereby solving his financial problems and at the same time, he argues, ridding the world of evil. Crime and Punishment is considered by many as the first...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text